The Battle of Bear River

The Battle of Bear River (tmp-7d2f6)

Location: Preston, ID 83263 Franklin County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 8.448', W 111° 54.672'

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The Battle of Bear River was fought in this vicinity January 29, 1863 Col. P.E. Connor, leading 300 California volunteers from Camp Douglas, Utah against Bannock and Shoshoni Indian guilty of hostile attacks on emigrants and settlers engaged about 500 Indians of whom 250 to 300 were killed or incapacitated, including about 90 combatant women and children. 14 soldiers were killed, 4 officers and 49 men wounded, of whom 1 officer and 7 men died later. 79 were severely frozen. Chiefs Bear Hunter, Sagwitch, and Lehi were reported killed. 175 horses and much stolen property were recovered. 70 lodges were burned.
HM Numbertmp-7d2f6
Year Placed1932
Placed ByFranklin County Chapter Daughters Of the Utah Pioneers, Cache Valley Council Boy Scouts of America and Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 424702 N 4665811
Decimal Degrees42.14080000, -111.91120000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 8.448', W 111° 54.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 8' 26.88" N, 111° 54' 40.32" W
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Area Code(s)208
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2400 US-91, Preston ID 83263, US
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